dressmaking: intermediate garments
When you're ready to tackle a more ambitious project and expand your sewing repertoire, having an experienced instructor on hand will help you to complete a garment to a standard you're happy with.
Skill Level: Intermediate
This sewing class is aimed at students who've progressed beyond basic skills and are wanting to learn techniques to complete quality, professional-looking garments using commercial patterns. Many students work on a dress. Ready to get started?
Classes & Cost
20 hours tuition / $395
We aim to provide as much flexibility as possible with our dressmaking courses and offer 5 week Thursday daytime courses and 8 week Thursday evening courses.
Next daytime classes:
25 July - 22 August, 2019
29 August - 26 September, 2019
Next evening class:
1 Aug -19 Sept, 2019
dressmaking intermediate garments course details
This dressmaking course is designed for intermediate and advanced sewers who want to learn how to fit and sew a more complex commercial pattern.
Suggested garments that students would undertake include a shirt with a collar and sleeves, a dress with sleeves, or tailored pants with pockets. This is a follow-on from the beginners’ course and basic sewing skills are assumed for these courses.
what you'll learn
Quality equipment selection
Haberdashery requirements for sewing
Appropriate fabric selection
Pattern styles for figure types
What correct garment fit entails
Fabric pre-shrinking, layout and pattern making/cutting
Machine treading and bobbin winding
Advanced sewing techniques including:
zippers, including invisible zips
ease stitching and gathering
hand finishing and hand hemming
Please feel free to email or call us on 02 9449 1450 and we'd be happy to provide more information or tailor a program for you.
There's nothing we love more than to see our students work in progress or finished creations!